Noam Schalit leads protest outside Barak's TA residence

Hundreds of demonstrators call for release of Gilad Schalit; hold signs, reading "sorry I voted Barak."

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September 24, 2010 14:25
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GOING NOWHERE. Gilad Schalit’s father Noam, pictured at the protest tent outside the Prime Minister’

Noam Schalit 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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Noam Schalit, along with hundreds of others, protested outside of Defense Minister Ehud Barak's Tel Aviv residence on Friday.

The demonstrators called for the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit and held signs stating "sorry I voted Barak."

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Hamas posted a video of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit on Youtube on Monday, suggesting he would be killed if a deal was not soon reached.

In the animated video, two masked men are shown standing on either side of Gilad Schalit in a dark room, with one of them holding an AK-47 assualt rifle.

At the end of the 24-second video, gun shots are heard as the movie goes black and the words "Is the mission completed?" are seen written in Arabic.

In response the video, the Schalit family released a statement saying that, "The Schalit family is troubled that instead of worrying about the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel, some of which could have been at home long ago, Hamas leaders have chosen to continue holding Gilad, our son, captive as a hostage for their political aspirations, an act which is an ongoing war crime according to international law." The statement continued, "In addition, Hamas leaders in Gaza and Damascus are not hesitant to add, and even take a new approach, to the psychological warfare of the lowest level against the Schalit family, instead of respecting international law and conventions."

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